Meet the Board
Ewa Maas, M.Ed.
Ewa grew up in Delray Beach and is an alumni of Atlantic High School where she currently teaches Special Education. She also holds a Masters in Special Education.
STARTpbc was inspired by her son (formerly foster son), now 27 years old, she and the family took him in when he was her student at 17 years old, she mentored him, completed the foster parent classes with her husband, after 10 weeks he moved into their home with their three other children, and became one of the family. Throughout his years with them, there have been several "teachable moments", in addition to helping most of his friends with issues they encountered.
She is an advocate for her elementary, middle, and high school students, past and present. Over the last 20+ years she has helped many former and current students through life's roadblocks with a passion for helping and watching "children" grow at any age.
STARTpbc was created through her desire to communicate her knowledge and experience to adults ages 18-26 who have been lost in the system and forgotten.
Daniel Studdard was born and raised in Delray Beach, Florida. Daniel has worked with children and adults throughout the majority of his career and obtains great passion for helping people evolve and finding their purpose in life. Daniel is a proud graduate of Boca Raton Community High School; upon obtaining his diploma, Daniel attended Hibbing Community College to further his career in football and then received a scholarship to Savannah State University where he received a degree in sociology, minor in business. After graduation, Daniel started his career teaching World History & coaching football at Boynton Beach Community High School.
In 2015, Daniel had an urge to do more for people & help others in health care, so he started working for Banyan Health systems as a case manager, and then would later intern as a Mental/Behavioral therapist. Daniel has been serving his community by being an advocate & activist for children, teens, & adults. Currently, Daniel is a Behavioral Health professional & entrepreneur who plans on changing lives one day at a time.
Rebecca Radic, MLIS
Rebecca Radic is a transplant to South Florida, arriving midway through high school where she finished her diploma at Olympic Heights Community High School. She then went on to complete two bachelor's degrees in English and Philosophy from Florida Atlantic University, and a master's degree in Library and Information Science. Rebecca has been Atlantic Community High School's librarian for the past seven years and in this role she has found a passion in connecting with her students, helping them foster a love of reading and life=long learning. Additionally, Rebecca serves for the state school librarian association, FAME, and Palm Beach County's author festival, BAM. When she is not busy with her literary endeavors, she can be found chasing after her two amazing children.
Don’t be afraid of new beginnings, from new people, new energy, new surroundings, and new challenges. Embrace new chances at happiness.– Jay Shetty
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